Our "new" 900 sq ft craftsman
Ive been a long time reader/lurker here and I'm so excited about our "new" old house that I had to finally make an account! We are a small, young family of 3 that just bought a 900 sq ft craftsman. It's a foreclosure and we got the house for next to nothing. We put our final cash offer in this Monday and they accepted. We close on November 14th! The home is remarkably well preserved but it has also been updated with new wiring, new central heat and air and new energy efficient windows (and all the glorious windows. Coming from our 20 year old cookie cutter ranch that is dark, all this openness and light is amazing).
It has a full walkout basement that needs A LOT of work (cleaning and finishing) and sits on just over half an acre corner lot in a charming neighborhood, most of which is fenced. We absolutely lucked out on this house. It's in fantastic shape. The only work it needs are cosmetic things and some TLC. It all came together so perfectly for us I can't help but think it was destiny for this house to be ours.
I've always wanted a craftsman but so many were either priced out of our budget or had undergone country or ranch style remodels it was hard to imagine their previous craftsman glory.
At any rate, it will be the perfect house for us. It's just big enough for us without being too big and the compact size allows a certain coziness and charm that's been lost in today's bigger is better lifestyles.
I'm so excited to finally be on here and to have the house I've always wanted. So here's a big wave and hello from me in the middle of nowhere MO, to y'all!
I've attached a picture of the only room that will see major renovation. The kitchen. Those darn builder oak cabinets!! Also? They sprayed ceiling popcorn on top of the original beadboard ceilings and kitchen walls!! What were they thinking?